At 4pm on Sunday July 23rd, I’m going to be performing some poems at the Prahran Mechanics Institute, as part of the Provocaré Winter Arts Festival.
I’ve recently assembled an electronic musical instrument using a wireless keyboard and a plastic cricket bat. Sunday will be my first performance with the instrument.
You can read about the event here.
In the new time system (as mentioned in the previous blog post), this event will take place at 6 o’clock on the Queen of Five of Spades in the 1st year of King of Clubs.
Public Meeting (and free WiFi)
You are invited to attend a meeting of the Nonhuman Stereo Network. The meeting will provide you with tools for increasing the density of your present moment, without the usual hassle of having to also increase your moment’s meaning.
The meeting’s speakers are the human-made, non-human noises that you habitually deprioritise in pursuit of life as a normal human being.
There is no need to RSVP. To join the meeting, come to Testing Grounds at the appointed time and look for the instructions posted there.
It is imperative that you do not communicate with any other humans who are attending the meeting.
I have an exciting project coming up in February. I’m part of an artist collective which is dedicated to investigating the nature of time called While the Hour. From February 6 – 24 we’ll be in residency at Testing Grounds as part of the 2017 National Sustainable Living Festival.
We’re running a series of deep time-themed events on the 10th and 11th of February in which you’re invited to draw, write, or simply rest in the fertile state between sleep and wakefulness. We’ll also be working on site to conduct our own investigations into chronosophy.
This week is mental health week. Mind in Williamstown has organised a pop-up art exhibition of work by people who experience mental illness. The artworks have been installed in various locations around the western suburbs of Melbourne, and you can go and see them until October 15th.
I have a couple of pictures up in Ellie’s Kitchen, 42 Hall Street Newport. The other art locations are:
Sourdough Kitchen, 172 Victoria Street Seddon
Williamstown Library, 84 Ferguson Street Williamstown
Seddon Deadly Sins, 148 Victoria Street Seddon
The Corner Shop, 9 Ballarat Street Yarraville
Yarraville Yoga Centre, 36 Ballarat Street Yarraville
Spotswood Community House, 598 Melbourne Road Spotswood
Tjay’s Cafe, 10c Watton Street Werribe
Mondells Patisserie, 33 Watton Street Werribee
Odd Spot Cafe, 302 Melbourne Road Newport
Sammy’s Bakehouse, 22A Mason Street Newport
The Backyard Est. 2016, 19 Mason Street Newport
Stepping Stone, 27 Schutt Street Newport
Deli Cafe, 45 Challis Street Newport
The Granary Cafe, 2 Devonshire Road Sunshine
Hey Zeus Cafe, 81 Hopkins Street Footscray
Dancing Dog Cafe, 42A Albert Street Footscray
The Atomic Bar, 185 Nelson Place Williamstown
Novel Kitchen, 80 Ferguson Street Williamstown
The Jolly Miller Cafe, T09/100 Overton Road Williams Landing
Pitstop Cafe, 300/302-330 Millers Road Altona North
Runkle Del Rouge, 80 Pier Street Altona
Numero Uno Pizza and Pasta, 20 Pier Street Altona
Laverton Community Centre, 95 Railway Avenue Laverton
Seabrook Community Centre, 15 Truganina Avenue Seabrook
I’ve written a catalogue essay for Isobel Taylor-Rodgers’ show, Grimm But Still Wakeful, at SEVENTH. The show opens tonight, August 17, 6-8pm, and then runs until September 2.
The essay is titled A Live Work. It’s a creative response to the show, rather than a straightforward analytical piece.
Ages ago, I published this questionnaire: LOST: mind. It contained a series of (mostly silly) questions that would allow me to borrow the answerer’s mind (having lost my own, I required a mind-loan).
No-one responded to begin with, so I soon forgot to keep checking the results sheet.
I just checked the results sheet, and it turns out someone filled in the form a few months ago without me realising it. I don’t know who you are, but thank you! Perhaps you are the reason I’ve been feeling so much more focused lately – my quantity of mind has increased.
Via this blog post, I return your mind to you, my anonymous benefactor, with my appreciation. I would not want you to go too long without it.
Best wishes, oh unknown you,
Last year, as part of my Grad. Dip. in Professional Communication, I spent some time trying to imagine myself as a twitter bot. The resulting essay, A Phenomenology of Spam, has been published on Curtin University’s Sitelines, a showcase of student and alumni writing and new media.
Go here to read Sitelines.
Go here to download a pdf of my essay.
Saturday, August 6, 4pm.
7Up at SEVENTH, 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.
BLUSHINGS – Vocal Narratives
18 August – 2 September.
SEVENTH, 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.
GRIMM BUT STILL WAKEFUL by Isobel Taylor-Rodgers
I am writing the catalogue essay for Isobel’s show. Come to the opening night (Wednesday, 17 August, 6-8pm) to see her live performance, or come to see the installation until 2 September. (also read my essay!)